Planning for travel to international destinations and searching for flight tickets deals? Then here’s some great offers waiting for you for travel in business class. Many airlines are these days increasingly offering discounts of up to 50 percent on business class tickets. Media reports said that the airlines have started feeling the heat with fewer business class travelers. The airlines have now better thought to offer discounts instead of keeping premium cabins empty or with less customers. The reports cited depressing economic scenario which has resulted in businesses and corporates tightening their travel budgets.
Etihad Airways is the latest to realize the gloomy economy scene prevailing world over and decided to put business class seats on sale by offering a discount of 50 percent. Malaysia Airlines is also not to be left behind and has come up with an offer of two business class tickets for the price of one. Both the airlines are trying to target business class travelers quite tactfully in the region.
Apart from discounts on business class seats by Etihad Airways and Malaysia Airlines, there are other international airlines who have devised other ways to remain profitable. Singapore Airlines has launched premium economy seats in order to attract corporate travelers in a big way with value for money services. A recent study said that there are presently 10 airlines in Asia Pacific region that have introduced premium economy seats. Currently, Singapore Airlines is the only airline in Southeast Asia offering premium economy class. Another Southeast Asian carrier Philippine Airlines will also be soon offering premium economy cabins. Despite having introduced premium economy, Singapore Airlines has however said that it has still not yet witnessed a slowdown in the presently demand for business class travel.
Media reports quoted travel experts as saying that some airlines have even gone to the extent of reconfiguring their aircrafts on select routes by curtailing the number of business class seats or simply scrapping them being fully aware of the present dismal economic condition and the travel budget cuts by many companies.